The San Gabriel Valley Top 10 Women’s Basketball Rankings. The teams come from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News coverage areas.
GIRLS BASKETBALL TOP 10
1. Bonita (10-1)
The most complete team in the region during the regular season, which ends this week. Alisha Wilson can have an impact in the low post and from the perimeter. Amore Mason can light it behind the arc. Ana Echler, Bryanna Graham and Chloe Medina provide consistent play. All the elements are in place for a deep playoff race.
2. Keppel (7-0)
Keppel’s fantastic freshman class continues to make a difference. The Aztecs have won 107 straight Almont League games and need 75 more to move up to second place in the CIF-SS record books.
3. Sonora (13-4)
The Raiders have won 10 of their last 11 games and are one of the hottest teams in the Whittier area. A game against undefeated Ontario Christian on Wednesday will provide a good idea of possible playoff success.
4. Flintridge preparation (10-0)
Tested by Providence last week before scoring a 25 point win. Ashlyn Zhang scored 27 in the win and continues to show marked improvement. A major test this week against visiting La Canada and scoring machine Lauren Scoville.
5. Covina (9-1)
Maya Rush has been excellent in the Colts’ biggest wins this season, scoring 41 against San Dimas and 38 against Northview. She also has the school’s record for most steals in a match with 12. Is there something she can’t do?
6. Walnut (9-2)
Mustangs win the most improved. Last week they won their first league championship since 2010 while in the San Antonio League. Sophomore Jolleen Olia was one of the biggest reveal of the season. She averages 16 points and six rebounds per game.
7. Pasadena (4-3)
Pushed Chaminade to the limit in a one point loss last week. Few teams in the region can do this. A win over Hoover gives the Bulldogs their second straight Pacific League Championship under coach Melissa Sanchez.
8. Pioneer (9-2)
A talented team that has spent much of the season under the radar. Aubry Saleapaga has been a scoring machine for the Titans. She had 36 points on Saturday in a 72-60 win over St. Paul
9. South Pasadena (9-5)
The Tigers became the top team in the Rio Hondo League (6-0), which includes a season sweep from La Canada. Among his quality losses was a tough two-point loss to St. Paul.
10. The Hall (7-3)
The Lancers have pushed St. Mary’s Academy twice in the past two weeks, but have lost both. They are one of the many talented teams in Division 2A and will be fun to watch in the playoffs.